Book Page: A New Song: Glimpses of the Grace Journey--an anthology of essays, poems, stories and photos celebrating God's grace on life's journey

Beth Willis Miller, M.Ed., contributing author of
A New Song: Glimpses of the Grace Journey--an anthology of essays, poems, stories and photos celebrating God's grace on life's journey

I am so honored to be one of the contributing authors of A New Song: Glimpses of the Grace Journey: an anthology of essays, poems, stories and photos celebrating God's grace on life's journey. My story is entitled, Comfort Measures Only. It is the story of the closing of the final chapter of my mother’s life following a three-year decline mentally and physically due to dementia. It was also the closing of a chapter in my own life, as part of the “sandwich” generation—caring for an elderly relative while raising my own children, as our youngest child was graduating from high school and moving from our home to attend college.

Following the example of the psalmist in Psalm 40, the writers for this collection have remembered their histories with God, describing His rescue, their salvation, His comfort in a time of crisis, or leading when they needed a new direction. We hope that our collective hymn of praise will be an encouragement to you. 


• "I sent along a copy of A New Song to Wendy Youngblood, women's ministries director of a church in OK City.  She had gone online and read a bit of it--and had sent along an earlier comment or two. Here is her comment after having received the book:  'Oh, Georgia! I got your book!!!! Thank you!!!! I was so excited...I was really beside myself!  I knew it was going to be wonderful but found it to be even MORE wonderful than I thought!  I love it and treasure the encouragement found in its pages from real people boasting about God's faithfulness and testifying of the truth of His word. Aaaaah!  THANK YOU!'-- Georgia Herod

• "I have been reading A New Song.  It has been a real encouragement to read the stories and see how God has worked in so many lives. Thank you for all you did and allowing God to use your gifts in publishing and writing. Reading your story again has brought tears to my eyes yet realizing what grace God has to offer us. Thank you for sharing from your heart."--Valerie B., reader, Logan, UT (Valerie is director of the Pregnancy Care Center in Logan)

• "At the end of the day, I like to read something uplifting just before going to bed so I often pick up A New Song with the intent of reading one or two testimonies.  It is hard to put it down because the authors so wonderfully share God's working in their lives. What encouragement to the readers!  It's a great way to end my day.  I go to bed more amazed at our awesome God!" -- Sarah K., Barre, VT

• A friend of mine finished reading the entire New Song book and said it gave her hope. She felt it was very worthwhile. I agree that it is a "book of hope", not the transient, superficial hope of the world, but the heart-deep hope of a committed believer. Thank you for your commitment to New Song.  I know that it will bring blessings for many years to come.--Shelley Kancitis – Ogden, UT

• I have a few more articles to read and I come away so much more convinced that our Lord is such a steadfast Lord, and I  feel that all who shared a New Song are just as steadfast in their faith of Him.  The sharing was so inspiring and affirmative in this.... and it encourages us/me in that when times are difficult we can trust Him so very much to sustain us and strengthen us in and through our life’s journeys whether they be difficult or easy.—Shirley Reichard – Brigham City, UT

• I am enjoying reading the book.  I am also touched, inspired and challenged. Thank you for all your hard work.—Betsey McCarley, Brigham City, UT

• I sent one to each of my siblings with a prayer that they would be influenced toward Jesus and I gave some more out to my friends. I find it to be very inspirational.—Sue Gardner – Washington, VT

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